Our reading culture is "far better than in the US"

The reading culture in Hong Kong is "is far better than in the United States", if a poll conducted by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (yes, the ever so trustworthy DAB!) is anything to go by.

What got the researcher so thrilled was that about 70 percent of Hongkongers read at least one book in the past year. Never mind what they read and why they read.

Never mind that, according to this survey, among the respondents' favourite topics are stock investment, leisure and travel.

Never mind that, also according to this survey, half the respondents said reading relaxes them after a busy day at work.

If one cares to check out the best-seller lists, one would have an idea about how the reading taste of Hongkongers is like. Here are the top two best-sellers in the "non-literary" category:

And here are the top two in the "literary" (yes, seriously, LITERARY!) category:

Far better than the United States. Sure!

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